From an interview with Karen Skloss, one of the directors of Slacker 2011…
[...What do you think your challenges have been in re-visiting this scene?
"Probably the biggest challenge was living up to Teresa Taylor's iconic performance. Plus, I wanted to use non-actors/people from Austin who I felt embodied the same spirit as the original. So, after lots of phone calls to friends and then reading with some really great people (i.e. I almost cast Silky Shoemaker who would have been much closer to Teresa's original type), I settled on John Wesley Coleman.
Wes is kind of beloved in the Austin music scene in a way that seemed like it would update things with something new, but on the same wavelength as the original."...]
Read the entire interview here! And check out the movie August 31st!!